Monday, November 10, 2014

5 Star Harlequin ARC Review: Captive (Aimee Carter)

Captive (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #2)Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: November 25th 2014 
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Author: Aimee Carter

ARC Provided by Publisher in exchange for an Honest Review

For the past two months, Kitty Doe's life has been a lie. Forced to impersonate the Prime Minister's niece, her frustration grows as her trust in her fake fiancé cracks, her real boyfriend is forbidden and the Blackcoats keep her in the dark more than ever.

But in the midst of discovering that her role in the Hart family may not be as coincidental as she thought, she's accused of treason and is forced to face her greatest fear: Elsewhere. A prison where no one can escape.

As one shocking revelation leads to the next, Kitty learns the hard way that she can trust no one, not even the people she thought were on her side. With her back against the wall, Kitty wants to believe she'll do whatever it takes to support the rebellion she believes in—but is she prepared to pay the ultimate price?
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Aimee Carter
Aimée Carter was born and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. Her first novel for young adults, THE GODDESS TEST, will be published by Harlequin Teen on April 19th, 2011. The sequel, GODDESS INTERRUPTED, will follow in January 2012.

Some Moves Are Riskier Than Others....

When I first read the synopsis of Pawn (the first book in this series)...I immediately knew I had to read it. I love dystopian books and this book seemed to have it all...romance, suspense, and mystery. Well I was definitey right!!! I absolutely LOVED Pawn!! It was one of my favorite books of 2013. I could not wait to get the sequel, Captive, and see where Kitty's life has taken her.....

Not to mention the cover of these two books is PHENOMENAL.....I love how Kitty's gorgeous blue eyes are the main focus of the cover. (Especially since her eyes are the main reason that she was chosen to become Lila Hart.)

Captive picks up right where Pawn left off. Kitty is living in the Hart mansion, maintaining her existence as Lila Hart,  and is still engaged to Knox Creed. So many things begin to happen within the first three chapters and in order to not give any important twists away I am not going to summarize. 

"They buzzed around me, vying for a few moments of my time, but we all knew they were only here because of my name and face. I was Lila Hart, the niece of the Prime Minister of the United States and one of the few VII's in the entire country--which in a room full of VI's, made me more powerful than them all."

Ok so I just thought that Pawn was full of suspense and mystery.....but Captive has ten times the twists and turns that Pawn had!!! Usually sequels are just a "link" to the first and third books in a trilogy but Captive is in an entire league of its own!!! There are so many action-filled moments in this book and it kept me turning pages long into the night!!! 

Not only is there suspense but there are also some violent scenes that will make your mouth drop open in shock. I have not read a book with so much intensity since I read The Hunger Games.....and I enjoyed every moment of it. Kitty's life is in even more danger now...She is double-crossed at every turn and has no idea who she can truly trust.....

In Captive we are introduced to lots of new characters and some that I really connected with. As each  new character arises there are more troubles for Kitty. Who does she trust? Who is on the side of the Blackcoats? Who is loyal to the Prime Minister? 

I love the romance between Benji and Kitty. He is so loyal to her and still loves her even though she is Masked as Lila Hart. I love the fact that they have grown up together and loved each other for as long as they have known each other. 

Kitty's character is so strong and even when she is faced with heart-wrenching situations....she still stands strong and fights for what she believes in. So many secrets are revealed to Kitty in this book and yet she never gives up...

"Yes. Because no matter who you pretend to be, you're Kitty Doe. You put your life on the line again and again to protect the people you love, and you  would never let millions die just so you could live." 

Captive is an intense, action-filled, dystopian thriller that will keep you guessing until the last page is turned....I highly recommend this phenomenal book!!!! I cannot wait for the conclusion to this amazing trilogy!!!! Aimee Carter's writing style is just incredible...She writes her characters into the story with so much feeling and emotion...I cannot wait to read more books from her!!!! I know that I will love them just as much as I love The Blackcoat Rebellion series!!!!!

**The quotes from this book have been taken from an Advanced Reading Copy and are subject to change when the final book is printed. Please refer to the final, finished copy for exact quotes!**

**I want to say Thank You to Harlequin Teen for the opportunity to review this book!!**

Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1)

1 comment:

  1. I have heard of these books but no review has made me want to read either of them as much as yours has! I will definitely be adding both to my TBR now ^^